Harley Benton’s PowerPlant ISO-3AC SAG Crankset Power Supply Simulates a Dying Battery | MusicRadar

It’s not every day that we use the words “food” and “interesting” together, but today we certainly do. Wallet-enabled gear provider, Harley Benton announced the release of an all-new pedalboard power supply, and it aims to recreate the response of a dying battery.

Why? Well, as tone makers will tell you, starving an analog pedal – especially gain-based drives, fuzzes and distortions slightly from its required voltage can result in some interesting and sometimes preferable sounds. Indeed, thousands of words have been written around Eric Johnson’s use of partially dead Duracells for this very reason.

Harley Benton ISO-3AC SAG Powertrain

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

The Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-3AC SAG is made from road resistant aluminum, measures 130x88x35mm [wxdxh] and weighs 400 grams.

It offers four isolated outputs, each also filtered to eliminate noise and provide short circuit protection for your pedals. The first two outputs can supply 9 volts each, but the potentiometers on top of the unit allow a reduction down to 4 volts. Similarly, the 18 volt maximum of outputs three and four can be reduced to 6 volts.

Harley Benton ISO-3AC SAG Powertrain

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton ISO-3AC SAG Powertrain

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

A fifth power output that can be used as a link to power a 12 volt foot pedal, or additional DC input power supplies, with LEDs indicating the status of each power output. As part of Harley Benton’s modular series, the PowerPlant ISO-3AC SAG can connect to other HB modular units for future crankset expansion.

It comes with all the cables you need to be ready to go, including 5 power outlets, an AC power cord and a female to male ‘kettle’ connector.

The Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-3AC SAG is available now for around £57.

Alan A. Seibert